Need help with yearling gelding behavior
Hi all! Having a problem with our 1.5 year old paint gelding. We have never had a horse this young so are not familiar with normal behaviors at this age. He is constantly antagonizing the other horses...stretching neck out/tilting head/biting at them, nipping at hindquarters/back legs, tries herding them, rearing up, striking/pawing. They obviously are irritated with him (squealing, bunny hops, occasional lunge and/or bite), but he doesn't ever stop. This goes on all day long. The adults are very firm with our 2.5 year old mare, but with the gelding they just seem to let him get away with it. I don't get it. Any suggestions/insight would be GREATLY appreciated. He is fine with us and follows commands we give.....only issues seem to be when he is out with the group.